January 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
Section I: Biobehavioral Processes.
Chapter 1. The role of oral and craniofacial appearance in interpersonal attraction. (Giddon).
Chapter 2. Quality of life in oral health (Inglehart).
Chapter 3. The impact of stress on inflammatory processes - (Amar).
Chapter 4. Saliva in health and disease - (Navazesh).
Chapter 5. Biofeedback and dentistry: Past, Present and Future- (Forgione).
Chapter 6. Hypnosis in dentistry - (Peltier).
Section II: Anxiety, Fear, and Pain.
Chapter 7. Environmental & emotional determinants of dental pain -( McNeil et al).
Chapter 8. Temperomandibular disorders- (Dworkin).
Chapter 9. Chairside techniques for reducing dental fear - (Botto).
Chapter 10. Bruxism - (Glaros).
Chapter 11. Stress, coping, and periodontal disease - (Wimmer).
Chapter 12. Influencing patient behavior: education, compliance, & motivational interviewing -(Koerber).
Section III: Changing Behaviors.
Chapter 13. Behavior management in dentistry: Thumbsucking- (Miltenberger).
Chapter 14. Managing disruptive behavior- (Allen).
Chapter 15. Non pharmacological approaches to managing pain & anxiety -Hittelman).
Chapter 16. Self efficacy perceptions in oral health behavior - (Syrjala).
Chapter 17. Geriatric dentistry- (Riley).
Section IV: Professional Practice.
Chapter 18. Oral health promotion with special need patients- (Glassman).
Chapter 19. Behavioral factors in oral health in diabetic patients- (Niskanen).
Chapter 20. Interpersonal communication training in dental education -
Chapter 21. Community health promotion - (Croucher).
Albert G. Forgione, PhD, earned his doctorate in psychology at Boston University. He is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is Professor and Head of the Clinical Research Section at the Craniomandibular Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. His research interests include phobias, hypnosis, and behavior modification. He has been consultant for several Fortune 500 companies including the psychology of air travel for Boeing. He is a member of Behavioral Scientists in Dentistry of the International Association of Dental Research.
Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD, licensed psychologist and licensed dentist, is Professor of Developmental Biology at Harvard University, with hospital appointments at Brigham and Women's Hospital and New York University Medical Center. Dr. Giddon is founder and former president of the Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Group. Dr. Giddon currently also serves as Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and Clinical Professor of Community Health at the Brown University Medical School and New York University where he has served as Professor and Dean of the School of Dentistry.
- Surveys all key sub-specialties within one comprehensive text
- Balances theory with practical guidelines for clinical setting
- Features both existing and recently developed techniques in behavioral dentistry
- Editors and contributors provide an international and interdisciplinary perspective